Although for most 2020 will be a year we would like to forget, it is also a year that has taught us a lot!
It has taught us to appreciate the small things, to find fun and calm in long walks in the countryside or sitting outside with friends. It also highlighted the importance of community;
from the clap for heroes to checking up on your lonely neighbour; humanity has shown some of its greatest virtues while under huge pressure.
It has also shown us all that our health is something we should not take for granted. Because of this we have included a half price new patient visit at the end of this pag
e. Should you have a friend or loved one who needs some help to get their health back on track in 2021 please gift them the offer. Also below is some tops tips on dealing with stress, something we have all seen plenty of in 2020. Stress is something we are all used to, but last year we saw a significant increase in patients with pains due to stress. Chiropractors think of stress in three ways, all are linked and can have a physical effect on the body.
The first is physical stress.
We have seen more of this than normal following the rise in people working from home. Poor posture is one of the biggest causes of back and neck pain. How can you reduce this stress?
Keep moving: If you are required to sit in one position for long periods of time as part of your job, at work or on a long drive for example, try to take breaks to move your joints and muscles at least every 30 minutes.
Get up, stand up: Try finding times in your day when you can stand, such as conducting phone calls while standing up can help build additional, simple movement into your day.
Set it up right: Setting your workstation up in a comfortable position will help to prevent the onset of back pain throughout the day. Think about the height of your screen, how well your back is supported and the height of your knees so that you are seated in a comfortable position.
The next is chemical stress.
It has been said that the foods we eat are either our greatest medicine or our worst poison. Many foods are what we call pro-inflammatory so increase the bodies desire to create swelling. Other foods are anti-inflammatory which is what we need to fight off those aches and pains.
Increase your green leafy vegetables and try to eat the rainbow. Instead of your classic 5 a day try eating 5 different coloured vegetables and fruits a day. Eat lots of foods high in Omega 3 such as fish, seeds and nuts. Reduce the amount of processed food and food high in refined sugar.
The last is emotional stress.
This can have a very negative effect on your spinal health. We are constantly bombarded with doom and gloom from news outlets and the media. So a great tip is to limit ourselves to only checking up on the news once a day and avoid doing this immediately before we go to bed when we are at our most susceptible to negative inputs.
Half Price New Patient Visit.
2020 has been a tough year for us all. If you have a friend or family member who need some help with their aches and pains. Please get them to give us a call quoting Jan2021NEWS. This will then entitle them to a new patient visit, which consists of a consultation discussing your health history and a chiropractic examination, followed by a first treatment (if appropriate). This 45 minute visit is normally £60.00 but with this offer we are offering it half price at £30.00. This offer is available until 1st February 2021. Call us on 01280 731157 to book your appointment or find out more.